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Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 13 hours ago
Giants’ 90-man roster: UDFA Alex Wesley competing for wide receiver spot

Giants’ 90-man roster: UDFA Alex Wesley competing for wide receiver spot

Alex Wesley | Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Former 400-meter runner trying to go from track star to NFL player Corey Washington. Amba Etta-Tawo. Ben Edwards. Roger Lewis Jr. Anthony Dable. Darius Powe. Marcus Harris. Jawill Davis. What did all of these former New York Giants have in common? At one point or another they, or at least fans of the Giants, thought they were destined to be the next Victor Cruz. To be the next undrafted free agent to become a superstar wide receiver for the Giants. Well, none of them ever became that. In fact, none of them ever became much of anything in the...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 14 hours ago
‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: The Arizona Cardinals will be fascinating

‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: The Arizona Cardinals will be fascinating

Kyler Murray under the watchful eye of coach Kliff Kingsbury. | Photo by Christian Petersen/ Giants host Cardinals at MetLife Stadium in Week 7 With diminutive quarterback Kyler Murray and an untested, failed college coach in Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach the Arizona Cardinals are taking a unique, unconventional approach entering the 2019 season. Whether Arizona succeeds or fails will be one of the bigger stories of the upcoming season. John Venerable of SB Nation’s Revenge of the Birds joined the latest ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast to discuss the Cardinals. Among the...
Big Blue View 15 hours ago
Value of tight ends keeps increasing for Giants

Value of tight ends keeps increasing for Giants

NorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWOR With Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland, the tight ends could see a bump in their workload this year Remember how the New York Giants offense used to live on 11-personnel? Yeah, me too. But if last year’s numbers are any indication, the days of 11-personnel being the signature formation of the Giants’ offense are over. According to Sharp Football Stats, the Giants ran 12-personnel (1 running back, two tight ends) on 35 percent of their offensive plays, and 11-personnel (1 running back, 1 tight end) on 38 percent of their plays. In taking a closer look at...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 16 hours ago
Giants’ 90-man roster: DT Dalvin Tomlinson will man the middle

Giants’ 90-man roster: DT Dalvin Tomlinson will man the middle

Dalvin Tomlinson | Photo by Al Bello/ Third-year tackle looks like the team’s primary nose tackle Dalvin Tomlinson, perhaps surprisingly after the New York Giants selected 342-pound Dexter Lawrence with the 17th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, is likely to be the man most often in the middle of the Giants’ defense. Let’s take a look at Tomlinson, who is entering his third season, as we continue rolling through profiles of the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp. The basics Height: 6-foot-3Weight: 318Age: 25Position: Defensive tackleExperience: 2 How he got here The 2017...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 18 hours ago
Giants news, 7/17: Quarterback questions, Saquon Barkley, more

Giants news, 7/17: Quarterback questions, Saquon Barkley, more

Good morning, New York Giants fans! When Phil Simms says Giants will replace Eli Manning with Daniel Jones | nj.com Simms’ view seems to coincide with the one yours truly has consistently expressed: “I really think it’s set up for Eli to have a good year,” Simms told MSG 150. “If the chance comes up that maybe it’s not going well, they lose games, then Daniel Jones. If they think they can give him a shot somewhere during the year, they’ll take it. But only if the Giants think they are out of the race.” ... “I really believe that Eli Manning, with his position and his...